Majid Michel Biography
Majid Michel is a Ghanaian actor who is also an ordained pastor. In his line of work, he has received nominations for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2017 and eventually won the award in 2012 after three previous consecutive nominations.
Majid Michel Age
He was born on 22 September 1980 in Cantonments, Accra, Ghana. He is 39 years old as of 2019.
Majid Michel Siblings | Parents
Majid is one among seven sons of a Lebanese father; Michael Michel-Erawoc and a Ghanaian mother; Paulina Olympio. He grew up in Accra with his nine siblings: six brothers Sputnic Michel, Aro Michel, Isaac Michel, Michael Michel, Reggie Michel, and Shawki Michel and four sisters Roberta Michel, Juliette Michel, Isabella Michel, and Georgette Michel.
Majid Michel Wife
This Ghanaian heartthrob has been married to his one and only love since 2005 when they tied the knot. The wife of Majid Michel is called Virna Michel. She has been his long-time sweetheart before they got married. Michel’s wife’s age is unknown, but it is assumed that she is around the same age as him.
Another interesting fact about Virna is that she is a maternity clothes designer. She designs and produces high-quality clothes for pregnant women. Michel is not the only talented and creative person in the family. The Ghanaian superstar and his wife Virna seem to be a very happy couple. Majid often praises his love in the interviews. He once confessed that his wife is the main reason why he is who he is. For him, she is the reason behind his success and is responsible for him becoming such a popular actor.
According to Michel, if his wife never supported him or encouraged his job. He would have never made it far as an actor. Majid called her his main inspiration and said that he only puts God above his wife. It means she is the most important person in the world to him. This way, he emphasized the role of the loving spouse by every successful person’s side. Michel admits that he has never cheated on his wife Virna because a lot of media started rumors about him. Saying that they have had relationship problems. He said that he is able to handle any temptations and to deal with desperate fans who would like to date him. He has never been with any fellow actresses because he is aware that they have to be a couple only on screen. As the actor stated, before his wife. He only dated one person and had no other relationships in his life. They have been together for more than fifteen years, and they are not planning on leaving each other.
The actor says that Virna never doubted his loyalty and devotion to her, and she is always with him on any occasion. She even reads his movie scripts together with him to make sure there is nothing uncomfortable there. His wife knows that movies should be distinguished from reality. Even when Majid has to play a very passionate scene, she knows that there is no point in being jealous. Michel says that “Heart of Men”, the movie where he had scenes without clothes, is her wife’s favorite.
Majid Michel Children
Together, Majid and Virna have three children. It is known that the two oldest daughters are called Zara and Kiera Michel. The youngest girl’s name has not been revealed yet. Majid Michel is really happy and blessed to be a father of three.
In the interviews, he says that he would like to have two more children and round his number of kids up to five. Majid, Virna, and their children are very religious, and they often show their faith in God by preaching in the churches and worshiping Him. Majid Michel became a pastor recently and his entire family shares and supports this initiative.
Majid Michel Wedding
Majid and his wife Virna renewed their wedding vows. They had a beautiful ceremony, where Majid wore an elegant suit and Virna was looked gorgeous in a white dress.
They looked like newlyweds who just got married, and it was really hard to believe that this couple has been together for many years. The ceremony was attended by plenty of Ghanaian celebrities, who cheered for the couple. Majid and Virna Michel have shown everyone what true love means.
Majid Michel Education
He had his primary education at the St.Theresa Primary School in Accra Ghana and was well known for being an active member of the school’s drama team from the onset.
After his primary education, Majid subsequently went on to get his secondary education at one of the most prestigious schools in Ghana named the Mfantsipim School. A school that is famous for producing world-class renowned elites such as the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan and his soon to be a future colleague and A- list actor Van Vicker.
He later decided to further his education by enrolling at the University of Accra where he studied theater arts. One could say he managed to kill two birds with a single stone having developed his intellectual capacity while also working on his skills to increase his prospects as a successful actor in Ghana, and the whole world at sight.
During his stay at the University of Accra, Michel was quite famous for his dramatic acting skills, and he played important roles having been a member of various drama groups in the school.
Majid Michel Career
Michel entered professional acting by auditioning for a modeling agency; a neighbor had introduced him to that agency. He was invited to join the modeling agency, Super Model Agency, on the behest of his next-door neighbor. He starred in the television series Things We Do for Love, acquiring his nickname “Shaker” on the set. His role in Things We Do for Love was to be played by a Lebanese boy, and Michel attributes being given the role due to his Lebanese heritage.
Things We Do For Love became a success and propelled him into the mainstream. On the strength of his performance in the series, he was cast in his first movie, Divine Love, as the male lead, alongside Jackie Aygemang as the female lead, with Van Vicker in a supporting role. All three used their roles in the movie to debut their movie careers. Divine Love was a huge success, turning Majid Michel, Jackie Agyemang and Van Vicker into household names across Ghana.
In 2008 Michel starred as the lead role in the film Agony of the Christ, which received seven nominations at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2009.
Majid Michel Nollywood breakthrough and success
Michel is one of the Ghanaian actors who got into the film industry during the period in which Frank Rajah Arase signed a contract with Ghana’s Abdul Salam Mumuni of Venus Films. The contract basically involved introducing Ghanaian actors into the mainstream Nollywood film industry and making them have a star power comparable to Nigerian actors. Films produced under this contract which featured Michel include: Crime to Christ (2007), Agony of Christ (2008), Heart of Men (2009), The Game (2010) and Who Loves Me? (2010) amongst others.
Michel made his Nigerian Nollywood debut in the 2009 romantic drama, Emerald, playing a leading role alongside Genevieve Nnaji. While Majid’s performance was commended, along with his strong on-screen chemistry with Nnaji, the film received largely mixed to negative reviews. However, the 2009 film Silent Scandals brought Majid into prominence in Nigeria; The film received a wide positive critical review for its high production values and Michel’s performance, along with his strong on-screen chemistry with Genevieve Nnaji.
Nollywood Forever Comments: “His [Michel’s] intensity is concentrated in his eyes and he uses it well so it is understandable that he always gets roles in which love and women and the seduction of them play a large role”. The same year, another film featuring Michel, Guilty Pleasures was released; Guilty Pleasures upon release was met with generally positive reviews, with praise given to Michel’s performance as well. He continued this lucrative trend into 2010, where he starred alongside Genevieve Nnaji once more in Bursting Out, a film that got mixed critical reviews.
Michel was quite outspoken in the media when he started off his career in Nigeria; He confessed in an interview that the first time he met Genevieve, “everything stood still”; he was so star struck that he offered to carry her bag and to be her personal assistant. In another interview, he stated that Genevieve Nnaji is the best kisser in the film industry. He also stated in an interview that Genevieve taught him “how to act”, and also implied in another interview that Ghana has no film industry. All of these, along with the explicit roles he played in films made him have controversies always trailing him during his early days.
In late 2010, it was reported that the actor was taking a break from Nigeria after receiving death threats supposedly from his Nigerian colleagues, who think that he is getting too many jobs. During this time, he went back to act in Ghana, where he featured in films such as 4 Play (2010) and its sequel 4 Play Reloaded (2011).
Majid Michel Movies
- Agony of Christ
- Somewhere in Africa
- The Game
- Bursting Out
- 4 Play
- 4 Play Reloaded
- A Sting in a Tale
- Silent Scandals
- Passion of the Soul
- Crime to Christ
- Royal Battle
- Divine Love
- Guilty Pleasure
- Tears of a Womanhood
- St. Michael
- Shattered Mirror
- Save the Prince
- The Beast
- Royal Madness
- Her Excellency
- Reason to Kill
- Blood of Fire
- Final Crisis
- Under the Sky
- The Three Widows
- Professional Lady
- House of Gold
- Nation Under Siege
- Forgetting June
- Matters Arising
- Knocking on Heaven’s Door
- Being Mrs. Elliot
- 30 Days in Atlanta
- Brother’s Keeper
- Road to Yesterday
- Bishop Jerry
- The Department
- The Mad Man I Love
- Shattered Lives
Majid Michel Net Worth
He is an influential actor in Ghana with an estimated net worth of $1.6 million.
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Majid Michel breaks silence on throat cancer report
Ghanaian actor Majid Michel has broken silence on rumors surrounding his throat cancer for which he was said to have traveled out of the country. According to the actor, the news that he flew out of Ghana some weeks back to undergo throat surgery is false. In a video, Majid Michel was captured on camera revealing where he has been amid the said throat cancer surgery rumors.
Laying in bed with some other friends in the video, Majid disclosed that he did not go for a throat cancer surgery, instead, he was on a trip to the holy land of Israel.
“It’s fake. That story is fake. Be careful what you read online. Jesus is Lord,” Majid said. “I went to the holy land of Israel. I went to Jerusalem. The holy land, the land of milk and honey,” he added.
Majid further explained his experience as he disclosed that he read the Bible and some particular verses at the exact places the incident happened. The actor noted that there is a difference and a spiritual feeling when one reads the Bible in parts of Israel that the exact incident occurred.
Even though Majid’s voice sound unclear, the actor vehemently denied that he has throat cancer or went abroad for throat surgery. Majid’s comments followed a rumor alleging that he had been of the country to undergo throat surgery. In addition to the rumor, a photo of Majid sleeping in an airplane was widely circulated to back the surgery allegation.
But days after the story went viral, Majid’s close friend and movie director, Pascal Amanfo, came out to debunk the story. According to Amanfo, a purported photo of Majid lying in a hospital for the surgery was a photo taken of him in a plane and not a hospital. In another news, Toyin Abraham recently took to her Instagram page to deny pregnancy rumors peddled by her fans. The rumors came after a photo of her surfaced online, in which she appeared rather ‘puffy.’